"This is a very good start at rebuttal to the mis-information the PPH willingly pushes. Yes,its a bit technical,but the numbers are minimal here so that's not a bad thing.
The online comments section for the Op-ed might be a slug-fest of the…"
"Oh but the geniuses on the Rockland City Council have announced they are saving the world by instituting a "green plan to combat climate change" for the entire city to be powered 100% by "renewable energy by 2040" --no matter…"
"Best way to approach this might be to first ask Greg Kesich at the PPH what their word limit is for Op-Eds. I think it used to be 900 words or so.
Once you know what the limit is you can tailor the content to address the most egregious points of the…"
"fire the writer? that would be editorial suicide at the PPH.
You ought to write an Op-Ed to debunk the article and submit it post-haste.
The editorial page guy ,Greg Kesich, would call you to confirm you're the writer --he is extremely…"
Academically (not having been to Norway,but familiar with its geography) I understand the differences in North Sea environment vs Atlantic,but I just cannot see these behemoths being constructed here at all. The size factor would eliminate…"
"The PPH is now Pravda for the moonbats.
When Reade Brower is forced to run his printing plants on power that costs 23 to 32 cents per Kwh,and is bleeding money faster than his backers can provide it maybe they'll change their insane editorial…"
"A panel that has already decided its goal and only needs a few more millions of taxpayer dollars to jam it down our throats.
When Augusta decides to study the way to implement insanity in order to virtue-signal their way to progressive…"
"I thought (or rather was indoctrinated) that "acid rain" was a byproduct of coal fired power plants--first noticed in the higher elevation forests in Europe,Germany in particular comes to mind during the early '70's . Now that…"
"This is a fantastic overview of the impractical and economically destructive mentality prevalent with the ideologues in the one-party rule system currently in Augusta. The industry newsletter RTO always has ads for their "stakeholder"…"
"And this phrase means these disingenuous solons are declaring an "emergency"?
Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following…"
"Art Brigades post is remarkably thorough and provides a roadmap that the media --if they were doing their job-- would be following. Regrettably,the narrative being pushed currently is all about irrelevant plastic bags,straws and Styrofoam…"
"Just FYI -- maybe others also read this newsletter "RTO Insider" , but to give one a sense of how much they are intertwined with the greenies in Augusta and other state capitols -- just take a look at this copy and paste from today's…"
"If you do not follow the power industry newsletters online you wouldn't know how giddy they are at the prospect of BIG Offshore Wind projects. My personal opinion is that the economics of this version of "wind" is even more unlikely…"
Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future
"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."
Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT
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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/
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